Team Members

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Mozambique

AMERICO AGUSTO

ADMINSTRATION OFFICER MARIS MOZAMBIQUE

Americo joined Maris Mozambique from Mozambique Managed Offices, part of our Property Services devision. He is responsible for processing permits, license renewals and tax returns and supports the smooth running of office operations.

Emmanuel Chengo
Kenya

EMMANUEL CHENGO

DATA ANALYST, AGRIS

Emmanuel joined Agris from Amiran in Kenya in September 2020, where he had gained extensive experience in collecting, managing and presenting information. He is integral to the development and co-ordination of Agris’ data management systems.

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Mozambique

ERCILIA FILIPE CHILUVANE

ACCOUNTANT MARIS LTD

Ercilia joined Maris Mozambique as an accountant in 2018 and is now credit controller at MMO Limitada. She has a BA(Hons) degree in Accountancy and Auditing from Pedagogic University and is in the final year of a Master’s degree in Professional Accountancy from the Apolitecnica University.

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Mozambique

ASSUCANE ISABEL DAUDE

ACCOUNTS SUPERVISOR MARIS LTD

Assucena worked as an Administrator at Mozambique Managed Offices before moving to Maris Mozambique in 2016 to join the accounting team. She holds a Bachelor of Accounting Degree from the University of Sao Tomas.

Andres De Clerk
Tanzania

ANDRES DE KLERK

MANAGING DIRECTOR TATEPA

Andres is in charge of our Agris hub in Southern Tanzania, which includes Wakulima Tea Company. Andres came to Maris with more than 30 years’ agricultural management experience across Africa, Europe and the Middle East.

Andrew Fimister
Kenya

ANDREW FIMISTER

OPERATIONS DIRECTOR MARIS LTD

Andrew co-founded Maris in 2009. He has spent his whole career in developing markets, first  mainland China in the early 90’s, having studied Mandarin Chinese, working for Sino-British joint ventures in Beijing and Jinan. Following an extended period in operational roles within the humanitarian sector, he returned to the private sector in Africa working within early stage exploration projects.  From 2008 – 2017 he was based in Maputo, home is now Kenya.

Jackie Gathu
Kenya

JACQUELINE GATHU

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT MARIS KENYA LTD

Jackie joined Maris in 2017 from The Gulf Recruitment Group, Dubai, with a Diploma in Business Administration from Kenya School of Professional Studies. She has taken on additional HR roles and provides administrative support to the Maris senior management team.

Kenya

JOHANNES GUNNELL

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER MARIS LTD

Johannes joined Maris in 2010 following seven years in global equities at UBS, with a particular focus on socially responsible investments. He was acting CFO for Maris and now sits in London as our Commercial Director, responsible for new investments, acquisitions and disposals across Maris’ companies.  Johannes has an MA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from the University of Oxford.

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Mozambique

ANDREW HARDY

GENERAL MANAGER MULITANI OSS

Andy is based in Tete where he manages our serviced accommodation village. Originally from South Africa, Andy is a qualified safari guide and has held numerous positions in operations, tourism and hospitality.

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Kenya

RICHARD HOUGH

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER AFRICA LOGISTICS PROPERTIES

Richard has spent his career developing modern warehousing in emerging markets, moving to ALP from Raven Property Group, Russia. He took over as CEO in May 2019 and is leading the expansion of the business into our new site in Nairobi West and new markets. Richard is a chartered accountant and holds numerous construction qualifications that he has accumulated during his career build over 2 million square meters of industrial parks.

Zimbabwe

JOHANNES HUNDERMARK

GENERAL MANAGER VENICE MINE COMPLEX

Johannes – Chummy – has led the redevelopment of underground and surface operations at Venice Mine Complex since 2016. He joined VMC from African Consolidated Resources and has thirty years’ experience working for major mining operations across Southern Africa.

Abdul Hussein
Kenya

ABDUL HUSSEIN

INVESTMENT ANALYST MARIS KENYA LTD

Abdul supports research and financial due diligence of investment opportunities, deal sourcing and fundraising. Prior to joining us in 2017, Abdul worked as an Equity Research Analyst for AIB Capital, a Kenyan stock  brokerage and advisory business. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Strathmore University, and an Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Business, awarded by the ACCA.

Kenya

RAN KADOSH

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER AGRIS GROUP

Ran came to Agris from Amiran Kenya, part of the Balton CP group, which supplies a broad range of agricultural inputs, irrigation systems and greenhouses. He has extensive experience in the agriculture sector in East Africa and strong links with market-leading Israeli companies and producers. He is a graduate of the Hebrew University in Israel.

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Uganda

VENU KUMAR

COUNTRY MANAGER META GROUP

Venu joined META Group in 2015 as Sales Manager for META Rwanda and Uganda and has recently set up the Group’s Kampala office from where he is overseeing the Group’s operations in Uganda. Venu has 16 years of experience in the construction, mining and agriculture equipment sector of which 8 years of experience in the East African market. Has experience in both MNC and dealership operations, handling brands of JCB, CASE, DOOSAN, NEW Holland and Palfinger.

Salome Maina
Kenya

SALOME MAINA

ADMINSTRATIVE ASSISTANT MARIS LTD

Sally was our first employee, joining Maris Kenya in 2012 with a Diploma in Business Administration, Public relations/Journalism. In addition to general administration Sally provides support for logistics and procurement.

Kenya

HARRY MINTER

HEAD OF RENEWABLES

Harry joined Maris in 2012 and has spent the last ten years managing businesses in Kenya, Mozambique and South Sudan. Having started up two portfolio companies, Kaia Village and Equator Energy, he now heads up our renewables division from Nairobi. Prior to joining Maris, he worked for a hedge fund group in London, after gaining a law degree from Edinburgh University. He has Level 3 IMC certificates and an MBA with distinction from Warwick Business School.

Kasi Mumba
Kenya

KASI MUMBA

E&S MANAGER, EVERGREEN HERBS

Kasi became E&S Manager at Agris in June 2022. This was a natural move from her role as HR and Administration Manager at Evergreen Herbs. She is a trained Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, as well as a Certified Mediator.

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Kenya

EDAH MUNYUA

ACCOUNTANT MARIS KENYA LTD

Edah joined Maris in 2019 after four years in the finance departments of two Nairobi based companies. She now oversees financial accounting and reporting for Maris Kenya and the South Sudanese enterprises. She holds a degree in Statistics from the University of Nairobi, CPA (V) from Strathmore University and is a member of Association for Women Accountants of Kenya.

Alex Mwanzo
Kenya

ALEX MWANZO

GENERAL MANAGER, EQUATOR MOBILITY

Prior to joining Maris in 2021, Alex was a lithium battery engineer at Aceleron, and before that an Electric Vehicle Engineer at Roam (formerly Opibus). He leads Maris’ ventures in the electric mobility sector, which sits within the Renewables division. He Holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Kenyatta University in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, and is a graduate member of Kenya’s Institution of Engineers, as well as the Engineers Board of Kenya.

Rwanda

ETEGU NASUR

COUNTRY MANAGER META GROUP

Nasur joined META Group in 2017 as Spare Parts Manager with vast experience in the machinery dealership sector. He is currently taking on the role of General Manager Rwanda. Before joining META Group he worked with JCB and Komatsu dealers in Uganda.

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Mozambique

EVA NIGHTINGALE

GENERAL MANAGER KAIA VILLAGE (QSS)

Eva joined Kaia Village (QSS) in 2015 from a high-end events catering company in the UK, which she founded and managed. She also has professional experience in the public sector and has run a UK registered NGO focusing on health and education in rural communities.

Kenya

CLARE OBE

OFFICE MANAGER LONDON MARIS LTD

Clare joined us in 2016 from the UK House of Commons where she worked as a Parliamentary Assistant and PA to MP/HNWI. She has 8 years’ experience working as a PA at Board Level and provides support to senior management in the UK. She has a BSc (Hons) degree in International Fashion Marketing.

Janet Onyango
Kenya

JANET ONYANGO

GROUP ACCOUNTING MANAGER MARIS LTD

Janet joined Maris in Jan 2020 with more than ten year’s experience in financial accounting, planning, reporting and analysis across East Africa and the Middle East. She holds an MBA in Strategic Management, is a Certified Public Accountant of Kenya (CPA-K) and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK).

South Sudan

IAN PATERSON

MANAGING DIRECTOR EQUATORIA TEAK COMPANY & GREEN ENVIRON TEAK COMPANY

Ian is responsible for forestry management, silviculture, environmental and financial management of ETC and sister company GETC. He is also working with local farmers to develop outgrower schemes for alternative crops such as coffee, ground nuts, moringa and vanilla. He has 25 years’ experience in forestry and agribusiness across sub-Saharan Africa.

Alex Puxley
Kenya

ALEXANDER  PUXLEY

CHIEF FINANCE OFFICER AGRIS GROUP

Alex is the Finance Director of Agris and co-ordinates the central finance functions of Maris Group, as well as providing support to our portfolio companies. Prior to joining us he read history at Oxford University and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young UK.

Tanzania

ABDUR  RAWOOF

MANAGING DIRECTOR META GROUP

Abdur joined us in 2020 as the General Manger for META Plant & Equipment Tanzania with 31 yrs work experience including 17 years experience in Equipment dealership like Komatsu, JCB. He worked in home country India with Indian Airforce & a Coal mining company, later relocated to Oman and worked in Saud Bahwan Group – Komatsu dealer & Muscat Overseas – JCB dealer.

Jacques Rheeder
Zimbabwe

JACQUES RHEEDER

COO MOPANI GOLD

Jacques has 24 years of experience and in-depth exposure to diverse mining operations across South Africa, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Zambia and the DRC. He has served at multinational companies and new ventures as manager, consultant and full-time senior resource. He has a Mine Managers Certificate of Competency, a Bachelor of Technology in Mining and Mineral Engineering, and a Bachelor of Commerce in Economics from the University of Johannesburg and North West University.

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Angola

PEDRO SALBANY

MANAGING DIRECTOR META GROUP

Pedro joined the group in 2011 and guided the business through a striking turnaround, selling 140 units in 2014, a JCB record for a new market. A South African national, trained in journalism, with long experience of business & operations in Angola.

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Mozambique

ROBERT SILUBONDE

FINANCE MANAGER, MOZAMBIQUE & ANGOLA MARIS MOZAMBIQUE LTD

Robert heads our finance teams in Mozambique and Angola and was this year appointed Internal Audit Lead. He joined us in 2013 from Zimbabwe where he worked with Mimosa Platinum Mine and Zimbabwe Iron and Steel Company (ZISCO Steel). Robert is a chartered accountant and an affiliate member of the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors.

Kenya

THOMAS SKAPER

MANAGING DIRECTOR EVERGREEN HERBS LTD

Thomas joined Evergreen Herbs in 2020 and has worked in the fresh produce sector since 1998. He has held senior management positions at several of Kenya’s largest horticulture and floriculture producers and exporters where he was responsible for the end-to-end development and management of operations. He began his career in the UK in a variety of commercial roles with TESCO Plc and Lidl International.

Ed Stiles
Zimbabwe

EDWARD STILES

COUNTRY MANAGER MARIS GROUP

Ed joined us in 2018 and has led the sourcing of new investment opportunities in gold, services and property for foreign investment in Zimbabwe, and agriculture across the continent. Prior to joining Maris, he worked in senior management positions at Syngenta in Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia. Ed holds an Engineering degree from Oxford University, an MBA from INSEAD and has served in British Army Special Forces.

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Mozambique

PHILIP TAYLOR

MOZAMBIQUE COUNTRY MANAGER MARIS MOZAMBIQUE LTD

Phil Taylor oversees our Mozambican investment portfolio from the Maputo office. Originally from New Zealand, Phil joined Maris in 2011 after working in the public sector in New Zealand and the legal field in the UK. A fluent Portuguese speaker, Phil has significant frontier market experience in the real estate, telecoms and advertising sectors. He holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts from Victoria University, Wellington.

Kenya

YOGESH TRIPATHI

MANAGING DIRECTOR META GROUP

Yogesh joined us in 2014 with 16 years’ experience in the machinery dealership sector. He worked in his home country of India for Ashok Leyland Trucks, TAFE & Taurus earth moving equipment before relocating to Africa as Head of Sales for JCB products at AG Leventis in Nigeria. Yogesh is overseeing all our operations in East Africa as the Managing Director for META Group.

Kenya

CHARLIE TRYON

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER MARIS LTD, ACTING CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER MOPANI GOLD

Charlie co-founded Maris in 2009 and is a Director of Maris Limited. He oversees the group from East Africa. Prior to establishing Maris, Charlie developed a successful portfolio of venture businesses in Afghanistan and East Africa. He worked for Societe General in its investment banking division in London after graduating from the University of Edinburgh.

Wilson Wambugu
Kenya

WILSON WAMBUGU

FINANCIAL ANALYST, AGRIS

Wilson is an investment analyst at Agris. He joined in 2020 and mainly supports monthly reporting, budgeting, building financial models and conducting due diligence of investment opportunities in Agri-business and Forestry. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Financial Economics from Strathmore University.

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Mozambique

SANY WENG

GENERAL MANAGER MOZAMBIQUE MANAGED OFFICES (MMO)

Sany oversees MMO’s serviced offices, facilities management (FM) contracts and project management. She is an HSE practitioner and championed MMO’s ISO certification. Sany joined us in 2013 as an office manager and was assigned to GE’s FM contract as a Facilities Manager the following year. In 2017 she was promoted to GM. Previously she worked in real estate and mining in Portugal and Mozambique. Sany holds a diploma in Business Management.

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